Orlando Judge Rules that KinderCare Crash Jury Won’t Hear Previous Drug Charges
A judge has ruled that the jury set to hear the case of Robert Corchado, the man accused of causing the KinderCare Crash last April that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl, will not hear arguments from prosecutors related to a previous crash involving illegal drugs. On April 9, 2014 an SUV driven by Corchado rear-ended a Toyota Solara, which caused the driver of the Toyota to lose control and crash into the KinderCare Center on Goldenrod Road. Corchado then fled the scene and attempted to ditch the vehicle at a home nearby, leaving behind several packages of illegal drugs in the vehicle, including marijuana, heroin and cocaine.
Prosecutors had argued that the jury should be allowed to hear testimony stating that just months before in December, Corchado had driven into a parked car with packaged illegal drugs inside the vehicle at the time. They contend that in the April incident, Corchado should have realized that the daycare crash might have resulted in injuries and that he was fleeing the scene of an accident trying to get rid of the drugs, much as he had done in December 2013.
Unfortunately for Florida motorists, these types of hit-and-run incidents are all too common on Florida roads. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s website, hundreds of hit-and-run cases go to trial every year. Some drivers try to claim they did not realize there was an injury, and others are fleeing to avoid arrest warrants, drug charges or a number of other illegal reasons. These motorists disregard the safety of others and are a danger to the general public. The only way to stop their actions is to get them off the streets and out from behind the wheel. If you witness or have knowledge of someone who may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, please report it to Florida Law Enforcement immediately.
Orlando wrongful death attorney James O. Cunningham has extensive experience representing clients that have been injured in accidents. Contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.